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Education Support - Certificate IV (CHC40213-01V02)
Course brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Career area: General Education 
Study area: Other Education 
National code: CHC40213  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Wollongong West  Flexible  36 Weeks 3-Feb-2020   
Features: Traineeships 
Description: This qualification reflects the role of workers in a range of education settings, including public and independent schools and community education settings, who provide assistance and support to teachers and students under broad-based supervision.

Some job roles may require tasks to be performed with a moderate level of autonomy and/or the provision of supervision/leadership to other staff/volunteers.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

ENROLLING IN FIRST AID UNITS OF COMPETENCY If you are seeking to enrol in a First Aid unit of competency you are advised that to complete the unit you must be able to perform basic life support skills, for example control bleeding and perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). If you have a disability that would prevent you from performing required basic life support skills you are advised that you will not be able to achieve the unit of competency. 
Other requirements: WORK PLACEMENTS

Many TAFE courses have a compulsory work placement component to assist you to apply your learning in a practical environment and you may be required to comply with some (or all) of the following.


Anyone in child-related work (including student placements and volunteers) MUST have a current Working with Children Check (students/volunteers free) in line with the Office of Children’s Guardian phase-in schedule and processes. Visit:


Generally work placements will only occur after there has been a reasonable amount of student/teacher contact and when the teacher is satisfied that you are ready to benefit from workplace learning and perform workplace duties. Your teacher can provide further information.


Before you commence any clinical placements in NSW Health facilities, you will be required to
• Meet NSW Health’s - Criminal Record Check requirements;
• Sign the NSW Health Code of Conduct form and any other forms, as required by NSW Health;
• Undertake Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Infectious Diseases and provide your Health Care Worker/Student Vaccination Record Card.

For specific information regarding NSW Health’s requirements, and access to the required forms, it is recommended that you visit their FAQs for students at:

4. AGED CARE WORK - Before you undertake any clinical placements in Aged Care Facilities you will be required to undertake a Federal Criminal Record Check. Visit:

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES - For more information visit: https://www.tafensw.edu.au/courses/rights-and-responsibilities/index.htm 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Learning pathways: Credit for Prior Learning If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course, you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. To find out more about applying for credit follow this link


This web page also provides information on how to use your existing TAFE NSW qualifications to undertake a higher level qualification at TAFE NSW (e.g. Cert II to Cert III, Cert III to Cert IV, Cert IV to Diploma, etc.)

TAFE to University Many TAFE NSW courses offer you the opportunity to gain both vocational and university qualifications. To find out more about the pathways to higher education please follow this link

Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Wollongong West
Location brochure: Click here for a PDF copy of the course at Wollongong West Print/Download PDF    Click here to e-mail me the course details e-Mail me
Offering code: 20WST-004 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 36 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments. Workshops will be held 10, 17 and 24 February 2020, 9.30am to 12.30pm. 
Hours per week: 19 
Starting from: 3-Feb-2020 

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.
Date: Monday, 3 February 2020 Time: 9.30am to 1.30pm Location: TAFE NSW Wollongong West, Building F, Level G, Room 45


This is a full time blended course. Students may attend an optional face to face class once a week Monday 9.30am to 12.30pm. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 19 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including 100 hours Work Placement, private study, research and Moodle participation.

Workshop dates for blended delivery:
Monday 10th February 2020 9.30am to 12.30pm for Units:
CHCEDS001 - Comply with legislative, policy and industrial requirements in the education environment (Core) CHCPRT001 - Identify and respond to children and young people at risk (Elective)

Monday 17th February 2020 9.30am to 12.30pm for Units:
CHCDIV001 - Work with diverse people (Core) CHCDIV002 - Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety (Core)

Monday 24th February 2020 9.30am to 12.30pm for units:
HLTWHS001 - Participate in work health and safety (Elective)


This course offering is designed for people who:
- want to work or are already working as a Teacher’s Aide or Education Support Officer in a Primary or Secondary School setting for either a Government or non-Government School.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:
- Study Centre at Wollongong West Campus, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm
- Email support edonline68@tafensw.edu.au
- Library resources
Applying and enrolling: Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90003)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,970
Second qualification $2,300
Concession $240
Exemption $0
Course Fee $8,110
Other information: To successfully complete this course, you will need:

- to have computer access, internet and ability to complete, scan and upload Microsoft Word and PDF documents.
-100 hours of Work Placement in primary or secondry school setting in a paid or voluntary position in a Government or non-Government school.
- A Working with Children Check (WWCC) is required prior to commencing work placement. Students will not be excluded from enrolment in the course if they do not have their WWWC prior to commencing, as it is the school’s legal responsibility to confirm that students’ have a current WWCC. 
Comments: Congratulations on enrolling at TAFE NSW!

An important next step is to attend your first day on Monday 3 February 2020, from 9.30am to 1.30pm pm at TAFE NSW West Wollongong, Building F, Level G, Room 45. Please bring this receipt to orientation.

You will be provided with a timetable, assessment guides, advice about additional materials you may need to purchase and information on the support services available to you.

Activate your student portal account which allows you to check your results, see fees and payments, and download your timetable.

To activate your account, go to https://my.tafensw.edu.au and login with your username and password, which was created as part of the online enrolment process and/or included on your receipt. Call us on 131 601 if you need it to be reset.

Once logged in, change your password and create 3 secret questions and answers.

Speak with customer service staff on campus to get your TAFECard which gives you special access to printing, copying and other services. 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 131 601